These treasures can be found either via online searches or by browsing microfilm and/or newsprint at libraries and archives.
On this website, I have written profusely about researching old newspapers, and have also kept readers informed as to online links that can be accessed to find ancestor articles - mostly for the U.S. and Canada, but from time to time, links to collections from all over the world.
I don't pass judgment on the features and quality of these online collections, because I leave that up to the reader to decide.
But in the interest of informing readers about collections that I feel are noteworthy, I will be highlighting some of these collections in this series.
It is a very easy interface to use and provides the ability to further filter the results by a number of elements. It allows searching and browsing and shows the highlighted text in the page that is displayed from the search results. It does have Boolean searches such as AND, OR, NOT. Just include those words in your search string. It also has concept searching, wildcards, and fuzzy and pattern searching. The search capability in this site is excellent and has many features which you should read about in the Help section.
What distinguishes this site from other state-based sites is its sheer size. Everyone would agree that Wyoming is a small state population wise. According to the Library of Congress. 571 newspapers have been published in Wyoming since they began publishing newspapers. This online collection has 358 newspapers in it. That means that 63% of the newspapers ever published in Wyoming are included in this collection. That is simply AMAZING! No other state in the U.S. comes close to that representation. In fact, most don't even approach 10%.
This is why I am choosing this collection as the "Online Historical Newspaper Collection of the Day".
For information about how to best perform newspaper research, and thousands of links to free online collections throughout the world, check out the Newspapers! page on The Ancestor Hunt website.